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Steel Vs Aluminum Bike Frame: Pros and Cons

When choosing a bike frame, one of the most important considerations is the material it’s made of. This guide lists the pros and cons of a steel vs aluminum bike frame. We’ll compare the weight, ride quality, handling, durability, cost, repairability, longevity, and more. Hopefully, this guide helps you decide which frame material is best …

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Hardtail Vs Full Suspension Mountain Bike: Pros and Cons

When shopping for a new mountain bike, one of the more important decisions you’ll have to make is which type of suspension system to go with. This choice mostly comes down to the type of terrain you plan to ride and your budget. This guide outlines the pros and cons of riding a hardtail vs …

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Are Dynamo Hubs Worth It? Pros and Cons

In recent years, dynamo hubs have become increasingly popular among bicycle tourists, bikepackers, commuters, and long-distance cyclists. This popularity can be attributed to improvements in efficiency and output thanks to advances in magnet technology, charging technology, LED light technology, and battery technology. Modern dynamo hubs can power a light that outputs over 1000 lumens or …

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Electronic Vs Mechanical Shifting: Pros and Cons

Over the past decade, electronic shifting has quickly grown in popularity. Most high-end road, gravel, and mountain bikes come equipped with an electronic groupset. Almost all professionals use them. These days all of the major manufacturers including Shimano, Sram, Campagnolo, and FSA all offer electronic groupsets. Of course, there are still many hold-outs who prefer …

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16 Vs 20 Inch: The Best Folding Bike Wheel Size

The most important decision to make when choosing a folding bike is which wheel size to go with. The wheel size plays a major role in the folded size of the bike. Smaller wheels allow for a smaller fold. That said, there are some compromises to choosing a smaller wheel. This guide outlines the pros …

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Shimano Di2 Vs Sram eTap Electronic Shifting

Over the past 12 years, electronic shifting has quickly grown in popularity. At this point, most high-end road and gravel bikes come equipped with an electronic groupset. Almost all professionals use them. There are a number of electronic groupsets on the market from Shimano, Sram, and Campagnolo. This guide outlines the pros and cons of …

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Bamboo Bike Frame: Pros and Cons

Bamboo bike frames offer a strong, sustainable, and beautiful alternative to traditional metal or carbon fiber frames. In some cases, bamboo even outperforms traditional bike frame materials. Of course, there are some drawbacks to consider. This guide outlines the pros and cons of riding a bamboo bike. We’ll cover ride quality, weight, durability, comfort, pricing, …

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1X Vs 2X Drivetrain: Pros and Cons

In 2012, Sram introduced the first off the shelf 1x drivetrain. In the years since, 1x drivetrains have increased in popularity to a point that the majority of all new mountain bikes, bikepacking bikes, and gravel bikes feature them. Some road cyclists are even switching to 1x. That said, most manufactures still offer 2x and …

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